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May 2018

KSP & Varuna Foundation Fellowship Part 1

28 May @ 8:00 am - 3 June @ 5:00 pm AWST
KSP Writers Centre Perth,Western AustraliaAustralia + Google Map

I will be staying at the KSP Writers Centre for my first week of the Foundation Fellowship. You can follow my experience with the fellowship by subscribing to the blog or the mailing list.

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June 2018

So You Want To Be A Book Reviewer? – Continuum panel

8 June @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AWST
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne,Victoria3000Australia
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I and a few other awesome people will be on a panel discussing how to become a book reviewer and what it is like to be one. Stay tuned for more information including confirmed speakers.

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Breaking The Mould – Continuum Panel

9 June @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am AWST

More info to come.

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The Romance of Structure – Continuum Panel

10 June @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am AWST
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne,Victoria3000Australia
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Come see me chat about structure issues when writing romance fiction with Jane Routley, Freya Marske, Carolyn Denman, and Thalia Kalkipsakis. This is the third Continuum panel that I will be on and I will be also around on the day to chat to people. Tickets can be bought per panel session or per day for the Continuum Convention so please check their website for details on pricing.

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The Inequality of Magic – Continuum Panel

10 June @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AWST
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne,Victoria3000Australia
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We will be chatting about why there are weird gender based tropes around how magic is used in fantasy fiction stories. Come see me, Darren / Lexie, Dorian Manticore, Gillian Polack, and Jane Routley discuss the importance of representation and the messages we send when we don't do it well. Ticket prices are per session or per day so check the Continuum website for details.

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Things You Have Wanted to Know About Sensitivity Reading and Were Too Afraid To Ask – Continuum Panel

10 June @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AWST
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne,Victoria3000Australia
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Jess Flint, Creatrix Tiara, Sangeetha Thanapal and I will be discussing why it is important to use a sensitivity reader and why it is important to respect readers of your work and other groups and cultures. It's going to be a fun ride. Tickets are per day and include rates for full, concession, youth and first time members so check for pricing details on the Continuum website.

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Freelancing for Editors – Writers’ Bloc Online Course

21 June @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AWST
$25

So some of you have been waiting for this for awhile. Writers' Bloc polled a few of you and you wanted a Freelancing for Editors course. So on June 21, I will be teaching you how to get set up and started as a freelancing editor, what you need to remember and know and how to find work and set your rates and a few tips and tricks to start. But you need to go book now and spread the word. It's $25 per course and $17 for concession/low income earners and you can get three courses for $59! The other two courses will be run by Benjamin Law which will be an AMA and Danielle Binks on how to get an agent. I will see you there! 🙂

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MEAA Melbourne Media Drinks

27 June @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm AWST
Beer Deluxe, ACMI, Federation Square
Melbourne,VICAustralia
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Free

I will be at the next Melbourne MEAA Media Drinks if you want to come say hi. It's free and both members and non-members are welcome. There will be light refreshments so we do ask that you RSVP so we know how much to order. So come chat to me in person then.

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October 2018

Digital Writers Festival: HyperSpace Hustle

31 October

I am part of the Digital Writers Festival this year. Which is immensely exciting for me. The Digital Writers Festival happens all online. I am in a podcast episode on writing and working rights and conditions for writers. Ben Eltham is chairing the podcast and interviewing me and Osman Faruqi and it is all very exciting. The podcast episode drops on October 31st: http://2018.digitalwritersfestival.com/event/hyperspace-hustle-digital-writers-rights/ Date: October 31, 2018 Time: All day Venue: Wherever thou art. Link: http://2018.digitalwritersfestival.com/event/hyperspace-hustle-digital-writers-rights/ Cost: Free.

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Queer Stories in October 2018

31 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Howler, Melbourne, 7 Dawson Street, Brunswick
Melbourne,VictoriaAustralia
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I will be performing at Queer Stories in Melbourne on October 31. As I understand it, it's a storytelling initiative and I have been invited to tell a story. This has me a bit perplexed as I have never read out something I have written before, never performed it per se apart from perhaps reading poetry out. So this will be interesting. This is what Maeve Marsden, the producer, says about Queer Stories on their website: Queerstories is a storytelling, book and podcast, with regular events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Featuring a diverse line up of LGBTQI+ Australians, Queerstories grew out of a desire to hear the stories LGBTQI+ people want to tell. Too often, the agenda is set by politics or the media, but there is more to being queer than coming out and getting married. The book is already out with stories from those who have already performed so I won't be in that. But there is a podcast because we do get recorded telling our stories at the event. You can come see me perform if you are free. But you will have to book soon as it is nearly sold out. Suggestions for the story I should perform are always welcome. Date: October 31, 2018 Time: 7:30 PM Venue: Howler, Melbourne, 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick Event link to RSVP and buy tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/650357485338456/?active_tab=about Price: $20- $31.40 - Patreon supporters of Maeve get a discount.

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